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Community Services and Supports refers to "System of Care Services" as required by the MHSA in WIC Sections 5813.5 and 5878.1-3. The change in terminology will differentiate MHSA Community Services and Supports from existing and previously existing System of Care programs funded at the federal, state and local levels. The MHSA requires that "each county mental health program shall prepare and submit a three-year plan which shall be updated at least annually and approved by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) after review and comment by the Oversight and Accountability Commission." The MHSA further requires that "the department shall establish requirements for the content of the plans." Annual updates of this plan will be required pursuant to MHSA requirements.
In their MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plans, counties are required to submit a listing of all programs for which MHSA funding is being requested that identifies the proposed expenditures for each type of funding (Full Service Partnership, System Development, and Outreach and Engagement) and for each target age group (Adult, Children and Youth, Older Adult, and Transition Aged Youth).
Community Program Planning Process
Counties must conduct a community program planning process consistent with California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Division 1, Chapter 14, Section 3300.The purpose of Community Program Planning is to provide a structure and process Counties can use, in partnership with their stakeholders, in determining how best to utilize funds that become available for the MHSA Community Services and Supports component. The plan requirements for Community Services and Supports have been developed and made available for stakeholder review and comment. Counties have to submit a Funding Request to DMH. In order to receive MHSA funding to develop their local Community Program Planning Process, the due date for these requests was March 15, 2005. DMH is committed to working in partnership with Counties and stakeholders to ensure a broad, effective community planning process in every County.
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